Clay Buchholz SP BOS 2 days ago

Buchholz took the loss on Saturday, allowing two runs on 11 hits and a walk over six innings, striking out seven.

He was able to limit the damage from all those hits, but the Boston bats couldn't reward him with a win. The inconsistent Buchholz will try to string together two quality starts in a row in his next start, on the road against the Rays.

Clay Buchholz SP BOS 1 week ago

Buchholz allowed 10 runs (nine earned) on nine hits and two walks while striking out two in Boston's loss to the Yankees on Sunday.

As masterful as Buchholz was against the Phillies on Opening Day, he was awful Sunday night in the Bronx. As the game began to unravel, Buchholz seemed disinterested, lost confidence and failed to perform his fundamental duties, such as backing up bases. The talk after the game is that it was one bad start and Buchholz needs to "flush it" as catcher Ryan Hanigan said, but this is a reminder of the inconsistent and at times awful Buccholz we saw last year. Since the start of the 2014 season, Buchholz is 9-12 with a 5.48 ERA.

Clay Buchholz SP BOS 2 weeks ago

Buchholz was masterful on Opening Day, firing seven shutout innings while striking out nine against the Phillies on Monday.

For all the talk of the Red Sox lacking an ace, Buchholz certainly looked the part Monday. The veteran hurler only allowed three hits and walked just one in the dominant start. He'll look to continue his success against the Yankees in New York.

Clay Buchholz SP BOS 3 weeks ago

Buchholz threw four scoreless innings in his final spring tuneup before starting Opening Day for Boston. He allowed six hits and a walk while striking out four and finished his spring with a 2.84 ERA.

Buchholz was able to throw all of his pitches for strikes while his fastball sat in the 91-92 mph range and ticked up to a high of 94. That's a velocity he didn't get to until July of last season. He told the Boston Globe that "it's like night and day for me" compared to 2014. "Right now, whenever I feel like I need to reach back and get a little extra, it's not in a max-effort level where I'm not staying within the delivery. That just goes to the work that I put in with the delivery this offseason and early this camp, all the bullpens."

Clay Buchholz SP BOS 3 weeks ago

Buchholz was named the Red Sox Opening Day starter Sunday, Ian Browne of MLB.com reports.

Buchholz struggled through the 2014 season, finishing the campaign with a 5.34 ERA and 1.39 WHIP with 132 strikeouts in 170.1 innings. He'll look to return to his 2013 form (1.74 ERA, 1.03 WHIP) this season, and it starts the first day of the season against the Phillies.

Clay Buchholz SP BOS 3 weeks ago

Buchholz had his longest outing of spring on Friday, throwing five innings and 96 pitches against the Braves. He allowed four runs on 12 hits and a walk while striking out six.

There was one mistake pitch in the second inning, but otherwise Buchholz was able to wriggle out of jams. He's on track to pitch Boston's season opener.

Clay Buchholz SP BOS 1 month ago

Buchholz pitched in a minor-league game Sunday instead of throwing against the Phillies, WEEI.com reports. He tossed five no-hit innings while striking out 10.

Having Buchholz skip the Phils is a pretty clear sign he'll be Boston's starter come Opening Day, when the Red Sox are in Philadelphia to kick off the season.

Clay Buchholz SP BOS 1 month ago

Buchholz gave up four runs on five hits while striking out six in four innings Tuesday against the Braves.

Buccholz threw 47 of his 62 pitches for strikes while mostly focusing on his changeup and curve.

Clay Buchholz SP BOS 1 month ago

Buchholz allowed an unearned run on four hits and a walk while striking out two in Thursday's spring game against the Pirates.

While Buchholz was not able to extend his innings during the third outing of spring, he did have to work through stress with runners on base in the first and third innings.

Clay Buchholz SP BOS 1 month ago

Buchholz pitched a scoreless three innings, giving up a walk and striking out four against the Twins on Saturday, the Boston Herald reports. Buchholz, who was facing major league hitters for the first time this spring, established his fastball early and mixed in his other pitches, including several changeups.

While manager John Farrell hasn't named an Opening Day starter, Buchholz is on schedule for that job and he's impressed the manager so far. "Very good," said the manager. "Four pitches for strikes. Good command. The thing that we focus in on, when he's able to throw his changeup to right-handers, his release point has got good extension and that was the case today."